Gary Sienkiewicz, tuba, is a native of Northampton Massachusetts and holds a Master of Music degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts. He is principal tubist with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, the Hartford Brass Ensemble, the Clarion, and Berkshire Brass as well as the Worcester Brass Consort. In addition to the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Gary has also played with many orchestras throughout New England including the New Haven Symphony, Hartford and Springfield Symphonies, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Vermont Symphony, Portland (ME) Symphony, and the United States Coast Guard Band. He has also recorded three compact discs with the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Gary has shared the stage with such stars as Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck, Doc Severinsen, Judy Collins and The Who.
His playing is known for its sensitivity and has been described as “Impressive” by the Albany Times Union and “Shining” by the New London Day. Mr. Sienkiewicz has been teaching at the University of Connecticut since 1990 where he plays in the Faculty Brass Quintet and leads the tuba/euphonium ensemble.
In addition to his duties at the University of Connecticut, Mr. Sienkiewicz also is the low brass instructor at the College of Saint Rose. He has taught at Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges, the University of Massachusetts, Deerfield Academy, and given many master classes throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. Gary has had the privilege of studying with some of the world’s great brass musicians including Toby Hanks, Warren Deck, Steve Norrell and Chester Schmitz.